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WWI in color photos
The Local (Germany) ^

Posted on 04/18/2014 8:52:59 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin


Austrian Soldier, Eastern Europe, 1915


German troops in Berlin, 1914


Ambulances in Palestine, 1918


French trenches, 1916


Senegalese troops, France, 1917


Dead Italian soldiers, Italy, 1915


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: austria; france; germany; godsgravesglyphs; italy; senegal; thegreatwar; unitedkingdom; worldwarone; wwi

1 posted on 04/18/2014 8:52:59 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Great pictures....are those poppies in the French trench ?


2 posted on 04/18/2014 8:59:04 PM PDT by Mopp4
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Wow. Interesting to see color photos of a war I’ve always imagined in black and white.


3 posted on 04/18/2014 9:04:40 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Awesome pictures!!

That was a big ‘meat grinder’. To this day, you have a difficult time finding out why that war even happened.

One thing IS certain: How it ended virtually guaranteed the next one.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 9:05:34 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: DeaconBenjamin

What a waste.

Europe has never recovered from that war.


5 posted on 04/18/2014 9:05:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mopp4

Sure looks like it. I wonder if they might have harvested them for medicinal purposes. I’d imagine pain meds weren’t nearly as plentiful or readily available back then.


6 posted on 04/18/2014 9:08:18 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: DeaconBenjamin

That Austrian trench looks luxury. No trench foot in that thing. I expect it has a billiard bunker.


7 posted on 04/18/2014 9:15:38 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: KoRn
I wonder if they might have harvested them for medicinal purposes.

Maybe but I was thinking more like the poppies that LTC John McRae wrote about in his Poem "In Flanders Field".

8 posted on 04/18/2014 9:15:57 PM PDT by Mopp4
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To: Sans-Culotte

Yeah we have a distorted perspective because of all the black and white movies and photos we have seen. I remember people complaining about colorized movies of WW1 as “unauthentic”. In fact they showed a more authentic view of the war, to the participants, it was a full color experience.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 9:18:50 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: KoRn

Poppies supposedly grew where ever the soil was disturbed, and there was a lot of disturbed soil in that conflict. The overabundance of poppies resulted in the adoption of the flower for veteran’s day and verterans’ groups giving poppies in exchange for a donation to their cause.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 9:20:36 PM PDT by rey
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To: Kozak

Yes, and not only did they experience it in full color but from their perspective everything was going ultra-modern with new weapons like flame-throwers, poison gas, and tanks. The old-time biplanes looked quite modern to the participants.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 9:34:55 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: KoRn

>To this day, you have a difficult time finding out why that war even happened.<

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The ball started rolling after a Muslim pulled a trigger in Serajevo.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 9:57:36 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Monterrosa-24

Those pictures were likely hand colored. My grandfather was in WWI and a photographer. He taught me how to hand color black and white photos.


13 posted on 04/18/2014 9:59:20 PM PDT by Just_Sue (I'm from Texas)
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To: Mopp4

Those red poppies are all over the country side in Germany, France, and other countries alongside the road.

No, they are not the type that produces heroin.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 10:00:47 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: KoRn
To this day, you have a difficult time finding out why that war even happened. One thing IS certain: How it ended virtually guaranteed the next one.

I suspect the latter is a big part of explaining the former.

15 posted on 04/18/2014 10:35:47 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Just_Sue

I agree. Hand colored. Not as skillfully done as the Civil War ones, which are REALLY good.


16 posted on 04/18/2014 10:43:15 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: 353FMG

which Muslim? Gavrilo Princip was a Serbian.


17 posted on 04/18/2014 10:58:37 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Just_Sue
Those pictures were likely hand colored. My grandfather was in WWI and a photographer. He taught me how to hand color black and white photos.

LOL! Not likely.

Hildebrand used the autochrome process, patented in 1903 by the Lumière brothers, who are also credited with making the earliest videos.

You can google for more of his work. He was the real deal.

Or have a look at these.

Or check out the even earlier photos of Prokudin-Gorskii, a Russian photographer, who used a process of his own invention, but which worked well enough that the Czar outfitted him with a special rail car and sent him out to photograph All Russias.

18 posted on 04/18/2014 11:37:02 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: boop
I agree. Hand colored.

Hand-colored is work stupid. Invent a new process is work smart.

19 posted on 04/18/2014 11:39:20 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: boop

“I agree. Hand colored. Not as skillfully done as the Civil War ones, which are REALLY good.”

Uh, no. Several of those I recognize as being part of a series of real color photographs from the period.

Despite popular misconception, color photography did exist during the first world war. I’m aware of two different processes in use at the time, a chemical process in use by the photographer responsible for several of the posted images, as well as rather ingenious method of blending together monochrome images captured by a compound camera in use by a Czarist Russian photographer.

Though I do find it amusing that you think the real color photographs aren’t as good as painted-over black&white photographs.


20 posted on 04/19/2014 1:04:08 AM PDT by jameslalor
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To: cynwoody

I guess I should have read through the rest of the replies first before I posted - my point has already been made (with links no less).

Thanks for that though, nice post.


21 posted on 04/19/2014 1:06:59 AM PDT by jameslalor
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To: KoRn

The Germans issued a Butcher Blade Bayonet that had versions with a saw back on it. Allied troops disliked it so much they threatened to mutilate Germans they found with it. Many of the Germans ground down the saw kerfs off the ones they had, so the story goes.


22 posted on 04/19/2014 3:42:11 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: cynwoody

Thank you for the link! Bookmarking! Fascinating!


23 posted on 04/19/2014 4:45:55 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping


24 posted on 04/19/2014 4:46:24 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: DCBryan1; flaglady47
Additional photos at link.

Leni

25 posted on 04/19/2014 5:12:14 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: jameslalor

“I guess I should have read through the rest of the replies first before I posted - “

I often read the story and then post with the idea of seeing how many others made any or all of my points before . Get’s a little depressing at times...


26 posted on 04/19/2014 5:13:48 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: RitchieAprile

But he was a Muslim student as noted in history books.


27 posted on 04/19/2014 6:48:52 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG; RitchieAprile

Part Serbian, he was born in Bosnia. Here’s a picture of his parents.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gavrilo_Princip%27s_parents.jpg


28 posted on 04/19/2014 7:16:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DCBryan1
Thanks DCBryan1.

29 posted on 04/19/2014 7:17:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Life on World War One front through a German soldier’s eyes
http://www.thelocal.de/galleries/news/life-on-world-war-one-front-through-a-german-soldiers-eyes


30 posted on 04/19/2014 7:22:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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